Celebrities are a talk of every time. People and correctly the fans see them as perfect humans, they idolize their lifestyles and look up to them in all regards. Celebrities, on the other hand, enjoys the fame but deep inside they are just humans and get tired of all the things people expect them to be. Regardless of all the worldly pleasures, money and success, celebrities are most likely to experience depression than an average person. Very often this depression leads to self-destruction and ends with suicide attempts.
Waking up the news of your favorite actor’s suicide is devastating news. Not only because we know that they are gone but the thought of what on earth led a superstar to end his life, can be a riddle that everyone tries to find the answers for. In other cases, celebrities die in such unexpected ways and moments that it takes months for people to admit the harsh reality.
1. Marilyn Monroe
Even after six decades of her death, everyone knows who Marilyn Monroe was. Born in 1926, Marilyn was the superstar of pop culture, and as an actress and a model, she got immense fame and love from around the globe. Due to severe fears and frequent depressions, this beauty of the world committed suicide on 5 August 1962. Her death was confirmed by Los Angeles Police Department who found her dead body in the middle of the night. The postmortem confirmed that she intentionally took an overdose of acute barbiturate poisoning. The news of her suicide took the world by storm, the suicide rate in the world increased, people protested the agencies to investigate in depth, and a sense of depression spread all around America and Europe. The picture of her dead body was heartbreaking and looked nothing like the smiling; all dolled up Marilyn.
2 River Pheonix
River Pheonix was an American actor, singer, and model in 1980’s and was in the limelight throughout his career. He appeared in more than 24 films, and television plays. He got enormous praise and banged the Best Actor award at multiple known award ceremonies, including National Society of Film Critics. He was only 23 years old when in the nightclub, named The Viper room, he died because of an overdose of drugs and intoxication. He left the world and his fans in a state of complete shock. He has always tagged the next big thing but guesses the world would never be able to witness the heights of fame he could have achieved.
3. Anna Nicole Smith
The beauty icon, American model, actress, and the fashion diva was always compared to Marilyn Monroe for having the attributes of her personality. The ironic part is who knew their death would be the similar story as well. In 2007, Smith was found dead in her hotel room. The reports confirmed that it was because of extensive drug abuse and this left the world with only a horrifying picture of the dead. No one could tell from her post-mortem picture that she was Anna Nicole.
4. Che Guevara
To this date, seeing people wearing and posting Geuvara’s pictures everywhere is not a new thing. He was an old revolutionary, communist Guerilla, author, a military theorist who overthrew the government of Cuba with his efforts and vision. However, his struggles came to a devastating end when he was captured and executed by the Bolivian Forces. He was one of the few famous deaths that left million of people in depression. Despite being shot nine times, his departing pictures looks very peaceful and quiet. His famous quote says, ‘if you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.’ People and especially youngsters, still believe and follow his visions.
5. Ted Bundy
Not every postmortem picture is seen with misery or sadness. Ted Bundy’s death photograph was appreciated because of his cruel and inhumane practices. He was known for assaulting, raping and murdering women; his death was a relief for all. He was a serial killer, and it is estimated that he killed more than 300 innocent people. Not only was he executed but ended his life slowly on an electric chair. The last picture of him shows clear signs of the electric torture his body had suffered before finally giving up the last breath. It’s terrifying but a lesson for all the killers out in the world.
6. Malcolm X
Malcolm was an American-African Muslim and a renowned right activist. Known as the most influential American African who fought for the rights of black men, slaves, and women in the times when American brutality was at its extreme. On the dark day of 21st February 1965, Malcolm was giving a public address when a random guy from the crowd shot him, and he was declared dead at the moment. The killer was found to be from the Three members of the Nation of Islam organization. Malcolm on multiple occasions expressed the death threats he was receiving from the competitor party on his views and beliefs. Proper security could have avoided this murder attempt.
7. John Lennon
When talking about the famous musicians of the 20TH century, John’s name is always somewhere on the top; globally known for his association with The Beatles. In the cold December of 1980, John after a hectic day was returning to his house in Newyork when a person named; Mark David stabbed him thrice from behind and Doctors declared him dead as soon as police took him to the nearest Hospital. There are multiple investigation results for his death more popular being personal clashes with the star. Mark David was caught by the police and received his punishment for this inhumane act.
8. John. F. Kennedy
Kennedy’s Family in Politics has always been on the top, and every political student of the world read about them. After becoming the President of United States, John faced many kinds of problems due to the unrest times in US history. However, an assassin shot him in Texas and left the states in dispute. The question of who killed John F Kennedy is still a mystery, and the thousands of conspiracies and stories made it even more complicated. Many followers blamed his competitors for such a heinous murder attack. Many protests and rallies were witnessed after his execution.
9. Kurt Cobain
It smells like Teen Spirit made Kurt the leading singer an overnight sensation when the band came up with their nirvana style of singing. In the spring of 1994, Kurt was found dead by a shot in the head by himself. No postmortem photo was released of him since he must have had an injured face, but a picture of the suicide scene was published in all newspapers and faded away many of his fans’ happiness. Before his death, Kurt checked out of a drug rehabilitation center and was reported suicidal by his spouse. However, his investigator concluded in his reports that it was a murder and not a suicidal act.
10: Tupac Shakur
He died on 13th September 1996. This hip hop artist was shot four times in his legs, arms and lungs by a car driving by in Las Vegas. He stayed in coma for a few days until he finally died. Witnesses have reported that his last words were “fuck you”.
11: Princess Diana
She tragically died in 1997. She suffered a lot of internal bleeding after the fatal car accident in France where all the fault lay in the drug-ridden driver of the other vehicle. She suffered one cardiac arrest, which was combated by the medical staff but the second one proved to be the final hurdle that she would ever face in her life.
12. The Pop star Michael Jackson
The king of hearts and the master of music, Michael Jackson was a global sensation. Not only his songs outshined all the lists and award ceremonies, but his personality was also extremely influential. Starting as a poor African singer to being the Master of Pop music, his life story was prominent in all ways. On June 25th, 2009 Michael Jackson was declared dead in Los Angeles because of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.
On 28th August, the authorities announced that his death was a result of homicide and his physician was put in prison for two years for not properly monitoring his health. According to the investigation, Jackson could have survived if he had urgent medical assistance by his physician. The world took the pop star’s suicidal news as a storm and many countries organized funeral prayers for him; many people commit suicide as a result of the shocking result. Jackson was reported to perform come back Concerts around the globe and was rehearsed for the show on Wednesday.
Even though the singer gave up on life, the world will always have his outstanding music albums to believe in and will always be a pop star in the eyes of the world to come. His family collectively released this statement, ‘Our beloved son, brother, uncle, and father of three children has gone so unexpectedly, in such a tragic way and much too soon. It left us, his family, speechless and devastated to a point, where communication with the outside world seems almost impossible at times’